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Intern supports the Ngaanyatjarra Lands School in helping the community to improve children’s’ wellbeing

During her 100-hour McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship, South Perth resident Shakeeta Kumar worked on developing a sustainable Yoga and Mindfulness program for Aboriginal children in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands School in rural WA.

20 November, 2020

McCusker Centre for Citizenship presents Outstanding Intern of the Year Award to joint recipients

The Honourable Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC, Director and Chairman of The McCusker Charitable Foundation and former WA Governor, and fellow Director His Honour Judge Denis Reynolds, presented the Outstanding Intern of the Year Award at a presentation event on October 14, 2020.

28 October, 2020

Outstanding Intern Award recipient makes exceptional contribution to Wheatbelt families

During her internship at Regional Early Education and Development (REED), reducing obstacles to ensure Wheatbelt families could access high quality childcare services, quickly became a personal mission for Madelene Booth. The University of Western Australia Biomedical Science student completed her 100-hour McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship at REED in January 2020, and has just been named one of the joint recipients of the McCusker Centre for Citizenship’s Outstanding Intern Award.  Ms Booth and fellow award intern, Joseph Ross, who completed his internship at Anglicare WA were named joint 2020 recipients.

27 October, 2020

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship celebrates the success of the pilot Mentoring Program

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship successfully piloted a unique Mentoring Program in 2020 which ran from March – October. The Mentoring Program connected 6 McCusker Centre for Citizenship students with a mentor who was a senior leader in the community and who has considerable experience and leadership in actively contributing to their communities.

19 October, 2020

McCusker Centre for citizenship celebrates 1000 student internships

A unique internship program that provides students from The University of Western Australia with an opportunity to give back to their communities has surpassed a milestone of more than 1000 internships, contributing more than 100,000 hours’ service to the community.

16 July, 2020

Telethon Kids intern rises to the challenge of working from home

University of WA Biomedical Science student Alice White was “amazing” at adapting to completing her Telethon Kids Institute internship from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says intern supervisor Jacinta Freeman.

14 July, 2020

UWA student intern shows great resilience in completing Legal Aid WA internship from home

McCusker Centre for Citizenship student intern Matthew Bryan has shown “remarkable skill” in adapting to working from home during the pandemic, according to his Legal Aid WA (LAWA) internship supervisor.

26 June, 2020

New public sector internships booklet released

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship has designed and published a booklet that highlights student and supervisor experiences in a variety of public sector internships.

26 June, 2020

UWA student intern helps disadvantaged community keep fit and healthy during lockdown

McCusker Centre for Citizenship student intern Raje Narang has been helping Reclink Australia member agencies keep fit and active during COVID-19 self-isolation.

23 June, 2020

Student intern’s research into international Housing First policies

Student intern Andrew Thomson completed a background research report as part of the Ombudsman’s current investigation into homelessness.

22 June, 2020